Hamipterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Hamipterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Hamipterus fossil was discovered in 2014.

Quick facts about Hamipterus:

  • Existed from 145 million years ago to 100.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

All the Hamipterus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Hamipterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Wang and A. W. A. Kellner. 2014. Sexually dimorphic tridimensionally preserved pterosaurs and their eggs from China. Current Biology 24:1323-1330